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Type and location define pellet fuel's quality and prospective markets. These realities differ for Western producers compared to their Eastern peers in the quest to run a successful plant. Location, location, location, is real estate’s greatest determining factor in value, and if that real estate is a pellet plant, it also determines the...
Before Mount St. Helen's blew its top 35 years ago today, Spirit Lake was a popular tourist destination in Washington state, a place dotted with campsites where visitors came to enjoy its crystal clear waters that reached depths of 200 feet. Within hours of the 1980 eruption, the lake disappeared under layers of volcanic ash, tree limbs and...
On April 24, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released for public review and comment draft Resource Management Plans for six districts in western Oregon encompassing over 2.5 million acres of BLM managed forestland, including the Oregon & California (O&C) Grant Lands. Once finalized, these plans will replace Northwest...

Guest Columns

Wood fiber costs for pulp mills in the Western US have increased substantially over the past year while other regions...
Like all forests, all wood supply chains are different. Some are longer and more complex than others, but one thing...
Are my wood costs too high? This is an age old question, often posed rhetorically. I am sure that all of us— from...
Spring break-up is fast approaching. Most of us are very familiar with the oldies song, “Breakin’ Up Is...
Recently the media has reported on release of the sequel to the infamously flawed "carbon debt" argument,...

Industry News

Catalyst Paper (TSX:CYT) has announced an investment of nearly $16 million in the Rumford pulp and paper mill in Maine, U.S. This is a planned second quarter investment that includes the company'...
More than 550 Unifor members in the Dryden-based Domtar Pulp Mill and Woodlands operations have ratified new collective agreements in overwhelmingly positive votes held late last night of 80 and 97...
Calling First Interstate Bank’s actions “reprehensible,” Missoula County District Judge Ed McLean this week upheld a jury’s decision to award a defunct logging company more...
Province to Make Forestry Sector Eligible for $2.7B Jobs and Prosperity Fund Ontario is investing in forest roads which connect industry to Ontario's natural resources, supporting local...
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is grateful that the new federal budget continues the federal support for forest sector innovation and transformation, especially its recognition of...
By Erin Voegele | Biomass Magazine The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its Annual Energy Outlook 2015 (AEO2015), which presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through...

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Forest Photos

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This cottonwood plantation is just 11 years old. It is growing on a Kentucky island in the Mississippi River. Unusually high humidity and summer heat make this an ideal place to grow genetically enhanced cottonwood for a nearby paper mill. The vines climbing these trees are poison ivy, never a favorite with loggers.